CNN blows lid off Trump tweet: Blackmail follows, by Scott Johnson.
If you’ve been following the news, you know that Trump’s tweet represents a profound threat to freedom of the press. Everyone who is anyone agrees that it amounts to an incitement to violence against the press. Why, Trump’s tweet constituted the gravest threat to freedom of speech since Sean Spicer affronted CNN by talking back to Jim Acosta in June, or since Melania Trump called out MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski for comments about the state of her marriage last week.
For CNN, however, this time it’s personal! …
CNN dispatched the head of its “leading investigation team for the social, mobil generation”– Andrew Kaczynski of KFile unit to blow the lid off the source of the GIF showing President Trump taking down CNN: …
“On Reddit, “HanA**holeSolo” took credit for inspiring the tweet. …
CNN is not publishing “HanA**holeSolo’s” name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again. In addition, he said his statement could serve as an example to others not to do the same.
CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change….”
Mr. A**holeSolo regrets what he has done. He posted an apology …
Mr. A**holeSolo thus declares that he has gotten his mind right. Kaczynski accordingly declines at this time to disclose his identity. Lest there be any backsliding, however, Kaczynski “reserves the right” to out him.
Ok, enough of the sarcasm.
CNN and Kaczynski owe Mr. A**holeSolo an apology on at least two counts. First, Kaczynski to the contrary notwithstanding, Mr. A**holeSolo didn’t make “calls for violence against the press.” Whatever Mr. A**holeSolo’s faults, his view of the GIF as satire is far more balanced than the unhinged response of CNN and its friends among the Democrats’ media adjunct.
Second, Kaczynski shouldn’t have threatened to out Kaczynski if he backslides. To exercise his own rights in the future, Mr. A**holeSolo will now either have to seek preclearance review of future comments intended for public consumption or subject himself to the arbitrary judgment of the likes of Andrew Kaczynski.
Shocking CNN threat aimed at a private citizen, by Ann Althouse.
This person is a nonentity. We shouldn’t even have heard about him in the first place. Who cares who originally posted the video clip of the CNN logo stuck on the face of the guy Trump was wrestling? Trump passed along the clip the way most of us pass things along, by deciding we like that one thing. We don’t search for who started it and then all the other things that person has said or done.
Trump Has Driven CNN Stark, Raving Mad, by Jon Gabriel.
While the rest of America was celebrating Independence Day, CNN kept digging its own grave.
Furious over a silly video President Donald Trump posted Sunday, the flailing network sicced Senior Editor Andrew Kaczynski on its creator. He tracked down an anonymous Reddit user who first posted the GIF of Trump tackling a wrestler whose head was replaced with a CNN logo. Kaczynski then found out the person’s real name and threatened to release it if he misbehaved again. …
That’s right: a Senior Editor for CNN is blackmailing an American citizen for daring to criticize them.
This isn’t Kaczynski’s first attempt at destroying a private citizen’s life. As a BuzzFeed reporter, he gained notoriety for publicizing a lame joke Tweeted by a 30-year-old PR director named Justine Sacco. As Sacco was boarding a plane from London to Cape Town, South Africa, she poked fun at many people’s poor understanding of the continent. Kaczynski decided the joke was racist and helped gin up a digital lynch mob while she was in the air for 11 hours sans internet. By the time Sacco landed, she was mobbed by reporters, was fired from her job, and had to go into hiding.
CNN Stunned to Discover That Pro Wrestling Isn’t Real After All, by Steve Sailer.
When Trump tweeted out an amateur GIF with CNN’s logo superimposed on McMahon’s body, CNN went to war, declaring the President to be encouraging violence against the free press, because everybody knows that the Trump-McMahon fight was totally spontaneous and deadly serious, with McMahon hospitalized for seven months after the savage beating Trump gave him.
CNN is not projecting its hatred and desire to inspire violence against the elected President. To prove this, CNN then hunted down the GIF Guy and threatened to expose him to the tender mercies of social justice jihadis. …
Unfortunately, due to the unexpected election result of last November, CNN can’t credibly threaten to have the GIF Guy drone-striked if he ever dares make a joke again. But CNN will definitely crowdsource violent retribution against him.
The Internet is fighting back … as only it knows how: